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Scholastic Art.Write.Now.—Butler Institute of American Art
Now through June 4 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. This touring exhibition produced and presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers showcases a collection of works from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The tour of inspiring and innovative works by teens from all across the country is celebrated for being the most fresh and relevant look at creative work by young artists today. For more information, call 330-743-1107 or visit http://www.butlerart.com.
Summer Discovery—The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County
Through July 1 All Mahoning County Public Library branches. Participants in this reading initiative receive free coupons and prizes. Children, teens and adults can receive free coupons and prizes for participation or just for signing up. Kids who complete the program by July 22 can attend a breakfast event with author Marc Brown, best-selling author of the “Arthur” books. For more information, visit http://libraryvisit.org.
African Menagerie: The Inquisition—Canton Museum of Art
Through July 22 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Western Reserve PBS is proud to serve as media sponsor for this exhibition, which will let audiences discover and explore the plight of African wildlife species. For more information, call 330-453-7666 or visit https://www.cantonart.org.
Elemental: Sally Weber—The Butler Institute of American Art
Through July 22 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. This exhibition brings together works of light exploring the interrelationship between ourselves and the natural elements. For more information, visit http://www.butlerart.com.
A Window into the Past: Works from the Permanent Collection—Canton Museum of Art
Through July 22 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Approximately 74 pieces from the museum’s permanent collection have been hand-picked for this display. What can be learned from the depictions of the past? For more information, visit https://www.cantonart.org.
Anything Goes!—KSU Porthouse Theatre
June 14-30 3143 O’Neil Road, Cuyahoga Falls. This hilarious shipboard romp showcases Cole Porter’s music at its very best. For more information or tickets, call 330-672-3884.
Hillbilly Idol—Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Wednesday, June 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula. Hillbilly Idol draws from the deep, rich well of American musical traditions to blend an original hybrid sound. With three CDs under its belt, the group remains dedicated to infectious beats, heartfelt harmony singing, crisp instrumental picking and solid songwriting. For more information about this free concert, visit http://conservancyforcvnp.org.
Downtown@Dusk—Akron Art Museum
Thursday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. 1 S. High St., Akron. This event kicks off the Downtown@Dusk concert series, featuring Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Curtis Taylor accompanied by Akron’s Theron Brown. Free admission. For more information, visit http://akronartmuseum.org.